Salary for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

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Also known as:  Appeals Examiner, Appeals Referee, Appellate Conferee, Hearing Examiner, Hearing Officer, Justice of The Peace, Traffic Court Referee

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Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers conduct legal proceedings and make decisions on claims and settlements involving government programs and regulations. These officials may determine the amount and severity of sanctions, liabilities, and/or penalties. Most professionals in this occupation have doctoral degrees, although a strong minority only have Bachelor's or Master's degrees.

A Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer can earn average salaries in a range of $47,580 and $180,910 based on seniority. will normally get a salary of one hundred and two thousand and fifty dollars on a yearly basis.

can obtain the highest salaries in Indiana, where they can receive an average salary rate of close to about $136,160. These professionals receive the best pay in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $102,070.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.48 percent nationwide in that time.

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Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$102,070

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$102,070